Thursday, January 27, 2011

Look What I Found Out

...when I visited my friends. I would have never known about this project if I had not taken the time to visit one of the places I like to put my feet

This is an amazing project. Here is some information about it and if you click the side bar and go to twodressesstudio then you will find out exactly how to get involved and what to do. It is easy peasy.

The Butterfly Project mandate is to remember the 1,500,000 innocent children who perished as a result of the Holocaust by collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies.

In Spring 2013, these butterflies will then become a break-taking exhibition to serve as a memory of this event.

Can you imagine? 1.5 million children translated into 1.5 million butterflies....? If you wondering why a butterfly, the project is based on this poem -

I Never Saw Another Butterfly
The last, the very last,

So richly, brightly, dazzlingly yellow
Perhaps if the sun’s tears would sing
against a white stone....

Such, such a yellow
Is carried lightly ’way up high.
It went away I’m sure
because it wished
to kiss the world good-bye.

For seven weeks I’ve lived in here
Penned up inside this ghetto.
But I have found what I love here.
The dandelions call to me
And the white chestnut branches in the court.

Only I never saw another butterfly.
That butterfly was the last one.
Butterflies don’t live in here, in the ghetto.

Written by Pavel Friedman, June 4, 1942

Born in Prague on Jan. 7, 1921.
Deported to the Terezin Concentration Camp on April 26, 1942.
Died in Aushchwitz on Sept. 29, 1944.

This is a quote from Two Dresses Studio:

"After a brief moment, I decided, I have to send a butterfly. Then I thought of how I'd love to send a lot of butterflies. Then I thought of the great group of artist friends here ! Who doesn't love a butterfly? And who wouldn't be touched by this poem and this tragedy and want to contribute to this meaningful and lasting exhibit and tribute? And wouldn't it be rewarding to encourage as many people as I could to play along with me???"

Be the change you want to see in the world. Like the delicate beautiful butterfly, spread your wings and fly to make a difference. See the how to at and get your butterfly to her so she can photograph your artwork and send all the butterflies on to the museum in February. The next photos will be taken February 11th.

Check it out, Pass it on, Spread your wings and FLY~*

Here is my Butterfly submission and I am sending it on.

Roll over the title of this post and it will take you there to find out what you need to do. I hope to see your there!


  1. ~you have brought tears to my eyes this morning...what a beautiful thought and project to be apart of...thank you so for sharing...i am off to take a peak as to what i need to do...much love light and blessings~

  2. Thanks for sharing this beautiful memorial project. Gone to see for myself.

  3. Thanks for posting on my blog - I do so love altering books. I don't think you are ever really "finished" with a book, because you can always think of something else to add. It just goes right along with my book-a-holic tendencies to keep every book and try to revive life into the old ones! : ) Once an addict, always an addict! I really enjoyed my visit to your blog. I am considering doing a butterfly - what a neat cause. I hope that it is a super success. I went over and looked at the ones on the blog you posted. They were awesome. We are snowed in here today, so I might just find time to do art! Have a blessed Saturday!

  4. aw.
    that is so lovely.
    way to go in making something ugly beautiful.

  5. Hi Kim! Wow - I am so behind in visiting butterfly contributors and thanking everyone that has helped by spreading the word about this meaningful project. And guess what? Your gorgeous butterfly fluttered in my front door today. Oh -it is so pretty and delicate - what a wonderful addition it will make - can you imagine being one of the million children and having these precious symbols to look down upon? Thank you so much for taking part. And what a beautiful blog you have too - I am really partial to the collage that you have posted on the sidebar with the woman 'defending herself' - gorgeous and so original! I'll be back! The next update for The Butterfly Effect will be next Friday. Your butterfly arrived today with another envelope that included a bundle of 20+ Grade 2 butterflies~! So I have my hands full as each one takes about 15 minutes to photograph, crop and upload! Every minute worthwhile.

    Warm regards,

  6. Kim, this is such wonderful project!Thank you for the beautiful post and information. And btw, your butterfly is LOVELY!!


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